F125. There’s Waldo!: Marketing a First Book, Sponsored by CLMP

Room 12, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Marketing an author’s first book presents particular challenges. Hear industry experts and a successful emerging writer share strategies on creating author platforms utilizing both new digital tools and tried-and-true approaches, as well as tips for writers and publishers on how they can best work together to make a new book known.


Jeffrey Lependorf serves as the shared Executive Director of our two national service organizations for independent literary publishing—the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and Small Press Distribution (SPD)—providing technical assistance to and advocating on behalf of the indies.

Rosamond S. King’s poetry is in Rock|Salt|Stone and dozens of journals and anthologies. A creative and critical writer and performance artist, she is inspired by her cultures, history, and a sense of play, and is creative editor of sx salon and associate professor at Brooklyn College.

Jane Friedman has more than 20 years of publishing industry experience, and she has taught writing and digital media at the University of Cincinnati and University of Virginia. Her new book, The Business of Being a Writer, will be released by University of Chicago Press in spring 2018.

Nicole Dewey is managing director of Shreve Williams Public Relations. A 20-year veteran of the book publishing industry, she was most recently associate publisher for Little, Brown and Company. She is coboard president of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP).


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside